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New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed and bottled by New Belgium Brewing. Barrel Blending by Matt Bonney and Matt Vandenberghe of Bottleworks.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Huge thanks to tex for this in a trade well over a yr ago! A-Body is a very foggy, nearly, opaque, dark, dingy, amber hue. Pours with a one finger nearly off-white head and leaves plenty of lacing all the way down the glass. S- Overall impression of the nose is slightly sweet. Apricot, peach, oak, vanilla, slight acidic tartness, slight vinegar, funky brett- pear, apple. T- Flavor profile is moderate in strength and leans toward being more sour than balanced-but is very complex. The acidic tartness is the highlight but does not mask what is beneath it. Flavors of lemon, vanilla,bready yeast and oak are in the background-and apple and pear deep in the background. The sourness goes on and on but a some mild oak and a hint of vanilla linger as well. P- Moderate tingly carbonation, with a medium weight yeasty, and very smooth consistency. O- This is an awesome sour. Good complexity to it. Lots of tartness with a nice sweet background. One of my favorite of the style so far- too bad this is a one time release! Serving type: bottle

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
On tap at Brouwers during Sour Fest 2010. A hazy brown color with almost no head. The aroma is huge sour wood and fruits. A wonderful dry tart flavor, smooth and fruity. Very sour cherry and brown ale flavors, rich and very nice. One of my favorite’s that day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Bottle thanks to Sara!
Hazy tan-nut with a fizzy white head. Nose of pear, light cardboard, lemon, and vinegar. Balanced flavor that is front-palate heavy with cherry, lemon, and more acetic acid. Lightly fizzy carbonation allows for a generally creamy experience, and the empty mid-palate highlights the bone-dry finish that lingers with a light touch of vinegar and lemon. More malt would be appreciated, but this is nicely balanced and has a particularly intriguing palate.

12/11/2011 - Next to Falling Rock 10th and Twisted Spoke. By comparison, tepid honey, nonead in oily body. Brown sugar nose, light acetone, chocolate, cherry. Flavor is egg, acetone, moderate cherry with acetic, heavy through the finish. Thin, sticky, acetic. Easily weakest of the three, probably 3.1-3.3 range now.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Got to try a bit of this at the, "hannont" pre Fred Fest tasting on May 8th. Colour... cloudy golden-orange with no head. Nose... acetic, yet still quite fruity. Palate... frothy up front, and quite tangy with loads of lemon zest and pith, grapefruit pulp, yeast and quince.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
A-dark hazy amber color with a dense fluffy off white head and thick lace S-light notes of funk right up front, acetic acid, sour apple and pear notes, earthy wood. T-taste in quite balanced, sour apple, notes of pear, acetic, touch of woodiness, hints of spice, nice sourness in the finish. M-great feel, soft and prickly, medium to full with a nice level of carbonation that holds throughout but allows the flavors to really show. D-this has a great complexity mixing acetic flavors with good sweetness and nice light wood tones. very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle shared at JoeMcPhee’s during the 2010 Winter Olympics Gold Medal hockey game: Hazy ruby pour topped by a pinkish off white head. Acetic fruity aroma- vinegary, raspberry, mild lactic notes, sour cherry- nails the Flemish Red character. Very crisp body- dry as a bone. Quite acetic with a vinegary presence and tart cherry. There’s also a cleansing lactic sourness. Bone dry and cleansing. An awesome take on a Flemish Sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle w/ Jordan... a lot more lambic-esque then I was anticipating. A ton of sour...very well integrated. One knock is how quickly the finish fades...starts out strong, fades off fast. A damn fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
(on bottle) Sour fresh(young) peas, copper sent.Spritzy fresh, lightly malted, sour dry taste. Tarts nicely and gets somewhat herbish in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2009 Bottle @ Brouwers - Pours out lt amber with a large off whie head...aroma is odd, plenty of phenolic sour oak, buggy funk, but a distinct cat piss quality that I found off-putting, lemon oil and some light vinegar...flavour is similar, sour lemon, tannic wood and punch right up front, but completely dies off to the point that there is no real lingering presence at all...moderately sour and then nothing...decent but I’d much rather have a Folie...

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2009. Creamy, bubbly head. Wild nose of tart yeasts. Ruby-amber, touch hazy. Rising explosion of flavor, incredibly rich sour, malt explosion. As flavorful as they come. Refinement trails at end, which finishes a bit strong and muddled. Undistinguished nose, body of fig, walnut, quince and some oak.


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